Q&A: Sitting Down with Dr. Amanda Gumbert

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Dr. Amanda Gumbert serves as an Extension Water Quality Specialist with the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food & Environment. Having grown up on a farm in rural Kentucky, she is also an expert on agriculture and natural resources. Dr. Gumbert sat down with Building Kentucky to discuss […]

Kentucky means business – how manufacturing drives the Commonwealth forward

By Walter Parker, Building Kentucky Kentucky is in one of its most economically prosperous eras ever, thanks in large part to the state’s broad and interconnected web of manufacturers who celebrate, create and invest in the Commonwealth. The Bluegrass state’s reputation for innovation and its business-welcoming environment have attracted dozens of industries to build and […]

Western Kentucky University SmartHolstein Lab integrates advanced technology into dairy farming

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky The Western Kentucky University Dairy Program is using its SmartHolstein Lab to integrate cutting-edge technology into the dairy industry. Made possible by grants from the National Holstein Association and the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund, the SmartHolstein Lab uses new technology for demonstration, education and research advancements. Located at WKU’s 800-acre […]

Sec. Tom Vilsack joins UK officials to break ground on new $65.9 million research facility

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joined Sen. Mitch McConnell and University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment officials to break ground for the new $65.9 million Forage Animal Production Lab, which will be located on campus in Lexington.  “Today’s groundbreaking for the Forage Animal Production Lab speaks to the heart of […]